Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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Rosemount’s string of fast starts continued Thursday night and carried it to another victory.
Hannah Enright's goal evened the score up in the second period of last Thursday's girls hockey game at Rosemount Community Center, but the tie didn't last long. Minneapolis answered with a goal of its own just 15 seconds later and went on to double-up the Irish 4-2 in a nonconference meeting.
A few strong individual efforts emerged from the Rosemount wrestling team's losses in its home triangular Dec. 15. The Irish fell 39-18 to Bloomington Kennedy and 70-6 against Wayzata, but Zach Young won by pin in both of his matches. "Zach has had a very good start to his season and has shown much improvement from last year," Rosemount coach Brett Larson said. Also winning against Kennedy were freshman Vlad Batvinka, who scored a pin in his first varsity match, and Ezayah Oropeza, who also earned a pin at 195 pounds.
Playing with the lead made life much easier for the Rosemount boys' hockey team in a pair of big South Suburban Conference wins last week.
When it comes to dethroning Eastview in Section 3AAAA, the Rosemount girls' basketball team looks to be in the same position it has been in each of the previous two seasons.
A strong finish carried the Rosemount boys' swimming and diving team past Burnsville in its dual meet opener Dec. 13. The Irish trailed 41-37 through five events, but won the last six in a row to finish off a 92-76 victory over the Blaze at the Burnsville High School pool. "We had a good first dual meet against Burnsville. We have a very young team, and it's exciting to watch these guys step into these big roles and swim very well," Rosemount coach Jake Kemna said. "We're excited to see what this team can do down the road."
The tests keep getting more difficult and so far the Rosemount boys' basketball team has kept passing them with flying colors. The Irish took a 3-0 record into their Dec. 13 home game against seventh-ranked Woodbury and used a 44-point second half to pull away from the Royals to remain undefeated with a 73-64 victory. Head coach Keenan Shelton said defense once again sparked the team's strong finish.
The Rosemount gymnastics team’s trip to Hastings last Tuesday was a successful one. The Irish placed 1-2-3 in all four events while defeating the Raiders 138.225-111.95. Josie Schlie accounted for...
An added focus on defense has the Rosemount boys' basketball team standing at 3-0 for the first time in over a decade. The Irish took to the Irish Gym for the third time in five days Saturday and held Roseville to 12 first-half points in their eventual 59-32 victory. No Roseville player scored more than seven points.
Beginning every season by winning the Simley Invitational had become somewhat of a tradition for the Rosemount gymnastics team. They had done it 12 years in a row. This year the Irish opted out of the meet and decided to open their schedule by competing at the Prior Lake Invitational. The change worked out, as the Irish started what they hope will become a new tradition, by winning the seven-team meet with 138.5 points at Twin Oaks Middle School.